Pedestrians + Cyclists
Conceptual alignments for future multi-use pathways have been identified along the east side of the Transportation Utility Corridor and between 17 Avenue S.W. and Highway 8 to provide a walking and cycling connection to the west. Like other segments of the ring road, these multi-use pathways are not within the scope of this project and will not be funded or constructed by the Province of Alberta.
What type of accommodations will be made for active modes at the Trans-Canada Highway / Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. interchange?
The multi-use pathway along the east side of Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. between Valley Ridge Drive N.W. and the future Crestmont Boulevard S.W. that has been disturbed because of the project will be replaced. Multi-use pathways are 3m wide unless they are under a bridge or beside a retaining wall, in which case they are 4.2m wide. Construction of future multi-use pathway connections is outside the scope of the project and the jurisdiction of Alberta Transportation.
What type of accommodation will be made for active transportation modes on the South project?
The scope of the West Calgary Ring Road includes east-west pedestrian and cyclist access at the Old Banff Coach Road S.W., Bow Trail S.W. and 17 Avenue S.W. interchanges to cross Stoney Trail. Additionally, a north-south pathway connection will be provided under Bow Trail S.W. All the planned pathways will meet the requirements for barrier free accessibility.
Pathways constructed as part of the West Calgary Ring Road will connect to existing pathway infrastructure whenever possible. A conceptual alignment for a future Multi-Use Trail (MUT) along the east side of the Transportation Utility Corridor has been identified. Similar to other segments of the ring road, this MUT will not be developed prior to completion of this section in 2024 and will be funded by others.
A preliminary plan showing the proposed pathway connections is available at westringroad.ca > pedestrians & cyclists.
Is a pathway connection planned between Greenwich and Bowness Park?
The City of Calgary plans, designs and maintains the pathway network. A pathway connection between Greenwich and Bowness Park is outside the scope of this project and will not be completed as part of construction. Please contact the Upper Greenwich project for information about pathway connections planned for the development.